I am planning to take my first cruise this year sometime in December. I am planning for a 3-4 nights cruise from Tampa, Jacksonville, Port Canaveral, or Mobile.
I have a medical problem due to which, every morning I need to use the bathroom facilities, frequently for about 2-4 hours. On the last day the check-out time is 7AM or 8AM, which is the biggest cause of my concern. I have heard it takes couple of hours or more to check-out, plus you have to vacate your room before 8AM.
1) From your past experience, can you tell me how long it takes to check-out and what time do we have to vacate the rooms?
2) Is it possible to request the crew or housekeeping manager, and request to allow us to be in the room till 10AM/11AM, or
3) Can they provide us any other private place in the ship during this check-out time. I have no issues being the last person to get off the ship.
I don't think you will be able to get off the ship as later as 11AM. Someone correct me if this has changed. It use to be that when you do self debarkation, you stay in your room until you are called to leave the ship. The only problem with self debarkation is you have to carry all your bags for the ship. It is a pain. That is why we only tried it once.